Our large private practice, Orange County Physicians Hearing Services, is currently accepting applications for 2021-22 academic year. We have eleven audiologists (Au.D.) and are affiliated with thirteen ENT physicians, two of which are full time pediatric ENTs. We have successfully trained twenty-five Au.D. graduates from programs such as the University of Florida, University of Colorado, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Indiana University, University of Louisville, Missouri State University, San Diego State/University of California, San Diego, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, University of Memphis, Auburn University, University of North Texas, A.T. Still University, Northwestern University, University of the Pacific, and Rush University. All of our supervising audiologists are ASHA certified (CCC-A).
The services we provide include diagnostic audiometry, OAEs, tympanometry including wideband, ABR, newborn hearing screening, VNG/ENGs, hearing aid dispensing, cochlear implants, and BAHA. all at a high level of competency. The patient population we serve includes a broad distribution of newborns, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. This is a comprehensive training setting that is well integrated with ENT physicians.
Our main office is in Mission Viejo, which is located in beautiful coastal Southern California, 60 miles each direction between Los Angeles and San Diego. We also have four nearby satellite offices. Our area could be described as upper middle class to affluent, suburban residential. We have an office at our two major regional hospitals, Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Hospital.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be eligible for and obtain student licensure in California.
***(Partial externship year durations are considered. We have previously assisted students that have chosen to leave placements at other facilities)***
Kristi Panek, Au.D. will be the contact person for any students interested in our facility. To apply for our externship, students should e-mail their curriculum vitae and letter of intent. We also request that students submit three references with their phone numbers. Application materials may be sent via mail to my attention or to my direct e-mail. Interviews will take place in-person or via Skype/Zoom.